2019–2020 Spotlight Education school registration
Spotlight Education is now accepting school registration for the 2019–2020 school year. If you are new school interested in joining the program, please fill out this blank registration form and contact Spotlight Education at SpotlightEducation@HennepinTheatreTrust.org for any questions. If you are a returning school, please email Spotlight Education for your registration form.
Please note: To ensure that Spotlight Education can continue to serve high school musical theater programs and students across the state of Minnesota, Spotlight will be offering a tiered system of participation. As of fall 2019, Spotlight schools will have the opportunity to choose their level of involvement in the program at the time of registration. There are two different tracks — the production assessment track and the non-assessment track. Learn more about this change.
Spotlight Showcase is a professionally produced, two-night event highlighting the hard work and talent of the students, teachers, families and community members that are part of the vibrant high school musical theater community in Minnesota.
Masterclasses give Spotlight schools the opportunity to supplement and enhance their own musical theater curriculum by gaining insights and inspiration from local and touring theater professionals.
Spotlight Education honors and supports Minnesota high school musical theater students and programs.
Spotlight honors high school musicals and students by formally recognizing the extraordinary achievements and process of developing the young artists, onstage and offstage, in our state’s high school musical theater programs.
We support participating programs and artists by providing high-quality learning, performing and creative experiences for students, thereby developing and empowering the next generation of innovative leaders.
Through Spotlight Education, we advocate for the importance of high school musical theater education. Through this advocacy, we reinforce the statewide community that inspires high school musical theater artists, teachers and families to participate in and celebrate high school musical theater.
Spotlight Spokesperson Laura Osnes
We’re thrilled and honored that Minnesota native and Broadway actress Laura Osnes is Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education spokesperson! She starred on Broadway in Rodgers+ Hammerstein’s Cinderella and credits her Broadway success to the amazing support and training she received during her high school years doing musicals in Eagan, Minnesota.
“Participating in the Trust’s Spotlight Education Program inspired and equipped me for a successful career as an actress,” said Osnes of her experience while she was a student at Eagan High School performing in high school musicals.
“I am truly honored to serve as the spokesperson and to help encourage the next generation of theater enthusiasts to learn from friends and professionals and to work hard to achieve their dreams.”
Spotlight Education Fall Shows
|Fiddler on the Roof||Waconia High School||10/10/19|
|13: The Musical||Forest Lake Area High School||10/24/19|
|The Little Mermaid||Kennedy High School||10/24/19|
|Seussical||Tartan High School||10/25/19|
|Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins||Hutchinson High School||10/30/19|
|Bye Bye Birdie||Irondale High School||10/31/19|
|Little Shop of Horrors||Chanhassen High School||10/31/19|
|Mamma Mia!||Detroit Lakes High School||10/31/19|
|All Shook Up||Rogers High School||11/1/19|
|The Little Mermaid||New Life Academy||11/1/19|
|The Drowsy Chaperone||East Ridge High School||11/1/19|
|Spamalot||North High School||11/1/19|
|Chaplin the Musical||Minnetonka High School||11/2/19|
|Legally Blonde The Musical||Bemidji High School||11/7/19|
|Disney’s High School Musical||Totino-Grace High School||11/7/19|
|Hair||Washburn High School||11/7/19|
|Ragtime||Maple Grove Senior High School||11/7/19|
|Once Upon a Mattress||Burnsville High School||11/7/19|
|Fiddler on the Roof||St. Michael Albertville High School||11/7/19|
|Once Upon a Mattress||South St. Paul Secondary School||11/8/19|
|Matilda||Edina High School||11/8/19|
|Shrek the Musical||Osseo Senior High||11/8/19|
|Guys and Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway||Fridley High School||11/8/19|
|Legally Blonde||Wayzata High School||11/8/19|
|The Addams Family||St. Cloud Tech High School||11/14/19|
|Seven Brides for Seven Brothers||Winona Senior High School||11/14/19|
|Legally Blonde||Sauk Rapids-Rice High School||11/14/19|
|The Wizard of Oz||Orono High School||11/15/19|
|The Drowsy Chaperone||Chaska High School||11/15/19|
|The Addams Family: A New Musical||Champlin Park High School||11/15/19|
|All Shook Up||Farmington High School||11/15/19|
|The Addams Family – School Version||Woodbury High School||11/15/19|
|Legally Blonde||St. Louis Park High School||11/15/19|
|Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat||Cambridge-Isanti High School||11/15/19|
|Aida||White Bear Lake Area High School||11/15/19|
|Hairspray||Shakopee High School||11/15/19|
|Shrek the Musical||Chisago Lakes High School||11/21/19|
|Cinderella (2013 version)||Pierz Healy High School||11/21/19|
|Schoolhouse Rock Live!||Mahtomedi High School||11/21/19|
|Mamma Mia||Prior Lake High School||11/21/19|
|Guys and Dolls||Buffalo High School||11/21/19|
|Curtains||Morris Area High School||11/21/19|
|Newsies||Mayo High School||11/21/19|
|Annie||Watertown Mayer High School||11/21/19|
|Freaky Friday||Zimmerman High School||11/22/19|
|Matilda the Musical||Moorhead High School||11/22/19|
|Annie||Mound Westonka High School||11/22/19|
|Urinetown||Creative Arts Secondary School||11/22/19|
|Elf the Musical||Lakeville North High School||12/6/19|
|Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn||Hill-Murray School||12/6/19|
|Into the Woods||Great River School||12/6/19|
|Newsies||Thomas Edison High School||12/12/19|